Northeast Classic Car Museum

Northeast Classic Car Museum Largest Car Museum in the Northeast! 170+ vehicles on display & 25+ motorcycles. Admission Price $12.00 adults, $5.00 students 6-18, under 5 free.
24 Rexford St. (NYS Route 23) Norwich, NY 13815 (607) 334-2886
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Over 170 classic and vintage automobiles and over 25 motorcycles on display. Fascinating examples of early technological advances, plus unusual models and famous manufacturers that shaped our country's automotive heritage. Current exhibits include the Post-War Era display, the largest private collection of Franklins, an Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg exhibit, and Cars Made in New York State are among some of the other terrific displays at the Museum. Special exhibit through April 2017 -Road Rivals: Police cars vs Muscle Cars & Motorcycles. Where power meets authority, the display explains vairous features of police cars in detail. This part of the museum is changed out in May with a new themed display. We also have a room of Airplane engines and throughout the museum you will find period appropriate clothing displayed. The museum is all one floor, free parking, scooters available and plenty of seating areas to rest as you go through. Allow yourself at least 1.5-2 hours to see it all! Open 7 days a week from 9 am-5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day.

Mission: The Northeast Classic Car Museum is an educational facility that collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits vehicles related to the evolution of transportation, with particular emphasis on the role of the automobile and its impact on American culture.

Raymond H. Dietrich and Thomas L. Hibbard were two young talented automobile designers who met while working at the NYC ...
04/28/2020

Raymond H. Dietrich and Thomas L. Hibbard were two young talented automobile designers who met while working at the NYC Brewster & Company. They decided to go into business for themselves. As the names of Dietrich and Hibbard were unknown to anyone outside of Brewster, a clever new name - LeBaron, Carrossiers - was arrived at by the two partners using a list of French words that had the ring of prestige and could be easily pronounced through a telephone. In February of 1920, space was leased on the 5th floor of No. 2 Columbus Circle. By the end of 1923, LeBaron had built on Packard, Lin­coln, Locomobile, Pierce-Arrow, Cadillac, Simplex-Crane, LaFayette, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce, Mi­nerva, Delage, Fiat, Hispano-Suiza, Isotta-Fraschini and Renault chassis.

Long story shortened, Chrysler Corporation, purchased the entire LeBaron operation, lock, stock and barrel for $35 million. The sale took place on December, 29, 1953. The Lebaron name was used frequently on many Chrysler cars until 1995. The name became the property of Daimler-Chrysler following Daimler-Benz’ takeover of Chrysler in 1998, but so far hasn’t been used by the German automaker. Information from Coachbuilt.com

Another easy quiz.  What do these pictures have in common?
04/27/2020

Another easy quiz. What do these pictures have in common?

It’s quiz time. What do all the attached pictures have in common?
04/24/2020

It’s quiz time. What do all the attached pictures have in common?

Visitors always ask to see one of these, unfortunately we don’t have one. This one is at the Swigert Museum in Pennsylva...
04/22/2020

Visitors always ask to see one of these, unfortunately we don’t have one. This one is at the Swigert Museum in Pennsylvania.

A random selection of photos from past exhibits.
04/22/2020

A random selection of photos from past exhibits.

"Two metropolitan New York coachbuilders, Harry F. Holbrook and John (Jack) Graham, joined forces in 1908 to produce hig...
04/21/2020

"Two metropolitan New York coachbuilders, Harry F. Holbrook and John (Jack) Graham, joined forces in 1908 to produce high-grade custom-built bodies. Located on Manhattan’s West Side, Holbrook’s first plant was located in a small two-story building on West 43rd St. By 1920 a search for a better location found a site in upstate in Hudson, New York, where a new factory could be built for a reasonable cost that was large enough to accommodate the growing concern." "The end of Holbrook came on May 15th 1930" from the website coachbuilt.com

The museum has one of three existing Holbrook bodied Model J Duesenbergs, a 1929 "All Weather" Town Sedan.
These cars were owned by the wealthy and are considered Royalty among American Classic Cars today.

The red Duesenberg shown here used to be at the museum but was sold by the owner.

04/20/2020

"VOLUNTEERS ARE NOT PAID- NOT BECAUSE THEY WORTHLESS, BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE PRICELESS."
This week is National Volunteer Week and I would like to give a big Shout out to all the Volunteers at the Classic Car Museum!! Thank you to each and every one of you for all you do for the museum. Without all of you the museum would not be what it is today.. Hope everyone is staying healthy and we miss you all!!
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!!!

Let’s look at noses today. And remember not to touch yours.  Stay safe friends and we look forward to being able to visi...
04/20/2020

Let’s look at noses today. And remember not to touch yours. Stay safe friends and we look forward to being able to visit with you when this is over. Please don’t become over confident and resume the spread.

Something to lighten up your day and a few flowers just because!  Can anyone identify the lights, I think I can, but I h...
04/16/2020

Something to lighten up your day and a few flowers just because! Can anyone identify the lights, I think I can, but I have an advantage because I took the pictures.

Please continue to stay safe and healthy and don’t get lulled into thinking the worst is over.

Keep up your comments and feel free to post pictures of your headlights and dandelions😃.

04/13/2020

A look at some of our previous exhibits from 2018. Stay safe and enjoy.

Reflecting on the past and looking forward to a resurrection of our society after the pandemic passes. We miss our visit...
04/12/2020

Reflecting on the past and looking forward to a resurrection of our society after the pandemic passes.

We miss our visitors and staff and look forward to reuniting again soon. Until then stay safe and healthy, enjoy the Easter Holiday and resist the temptation to return to normal too soon. 🐇🌷💐

What's in a name? Some nameplates from postwar cars that are or have been on display at the museum. Camaro is still in u...
04/08/2020

What's in a name? Some nameplates from postwar cars that are or have been on display at the museum. Camaro is still in use today, not sure about Malibu.

I think that by now we are all starting to feel a little anxious, so to take your mind off of reality here are some rand...
04/05/2020

I think that by now we are all starting to feel a little anxious, so to take your mind off of reality here are some random pictures of people and cars from the museum. Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe to do so.

Series of photos of a visitors car last summer. He drove his original survivor Franklin to visit the museum.  We have a ...
04/04/2020

Series of photos of a visitors car last summer. He drove his original survivor Franklin to visit the museum. We have a large interesting collection of Franklins on display as part of our permanent exhibits.

Pretty pictures. Stay safe this weekend.
04/03/2020

Pretty pictures. Stay safe this weekend.

Stay safe and healthy so you will be able to come see us when we reopen after this national emergency has passed.
04/03/2020

Stay safe and healthy so you will be able to come see us when we reopen after this national emergency has passed.

How about car parts and details today?
04/01/2020

How about car parts and details today?

While we can’t be at the museum during this time of social distancing we can be near our own personal cars. We don’t all...
03/31/2020

While we can’t be at the museum during this time of social distancing we can be near our own personal cars. We don’t all have museum pieces so let’s share our own personal cars. Maybe if you are lucky you can make some progress on one of your projects. These pictures show some of my own. Please feel free to share photos and maybe meet a new friend who you didn’t know you had!

03/31/2020

As a precautionary measure for public health and safety, The Northeast Classic Car Museum is closed temporarily to the public until further notice.

A little Mopar supercar trivia, photos from various cars that  were at the museum.The red and white painted underbody ar...
03/29/2020

A little Mopar supercar trivia, photos from various cars that were at the museum.
The red and white painted underbody are rear spring perches on Hemi engined cars. You can see they are boxed in as opposed to the non-hemi cars, yellow and blue underbody. The factory strengthened the body/frame on the Hemi cars so that they could withstand the increased torque and horsepower. Something not evident unless you look.
Next is why you see a vinyl roof on all the Plymouth Superbirds. For the 1970 Nascar season, Plymouth wanted to get in on the winged car action that Dodge enjoyed. Plymouth also wanted to get their star, Richard Petty, back in their cars.
The lime green car is a 1970 Roadrunner. The yellow car is a 1970 Superbird. You can see the difference in the rear windows. In order to fit a more aero rear window onto the Roadrunner, the factory had to do a lot of bodywork that had a lot of filler. To hide it, they decided to just cover it up with vinyl. The blue car is a Dodge Charger Daytona. Dodge had already done the conversion for their Daytona 500 Charger in 1969.

Photos from Northeast Classic Car Museum's post
03/29/2020

Photos from Northeast Classic Car Museum's post

We miss you all and are looking forward to when we can see you again. Until then please enjoy our random pictures and st...
03/28/2020

We miss you all and are looking forward to when we can see you again. Until then please enjoy our random pictures and stay safe and healthy.

A young visitor enjoying one of our hands on exhibits. We look forward to many more when we are able to reopen.
03/27/2020

A young visitor enjoying one of our hands on exhibits. We look forward to many more when we are able to reopen.

We have many pictures from the museum and in this time of  uncertainty we will go through and publish random photos from...
03/26/2020

We have many pictures from the museum and in this time of uncertainty we will go through and publish random photos from our current exhibits as well as our past exhibits. Please feel free to like share and comment on the pictures. We look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe to reopen. Until then stay safe and healthy.

Our business at the Northeast Classic Car Museum is looking at the past from the present. At this time we are tasked wit...
03/24/2020

Our business at the Northeast Classic Car Museum is looking at the past from the present. At this time we are tasked with looking to the future from the present during this time of uncertainty. As you know the museum is currently temporarily closed to the public to help do our part to slow this contagion. We will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.

The museum, just like all organizations, has financial obligations to meet in spite of the loss of our revenue stream. With this in mind we ask you to keep us in mind to help support our ongoing Mustang sweepstakes as well as considering becoming a member of the museum and promoting us to you friends as a future destination when this current situation goes away.

We hope you all remain healthy and do your part to contain this virus. And we look forward to when we can see you again.

Please visit us at our website www.classiccarmuseum.org and continue to like and share us on Facebook.

03/19/2020
Northeast Classic Car Museum

Northeast Classic Car Museum

Northeast Classic Car Museum to Close Temporarily - Effective March 17 at 5:00 PM through April 14, 2020.

As a precautionary measure for public health and safety, The Northeast Classic Car Museum will close temporarily to the public effective Tuesday, March 17th at 5:00 PM through April 14, 2020. The NECCM Office staff will continue working during the temporary closure.

03/17/2020
Northeast Classic Car Museum

Northeast Classic Car Museum

Northeast Classic Car Museum to Close Temporarily - Effective March 17 at 5:00 PM through April 14, 2020.

As a precautionary measure for public health and safety, The Northeast Classic Car Museum will close temporarily to the public effective Tuesday, March 17th at 5:00 PM through April 14, 2020. The NECCM Office staff will continue working during the temporary closure.

03/16/2020
Northeast Classic Car Museum

Northeast Classic Car Museum

Northeast Classic Car Museum to Close Temporarily - Effective March 17 at 5:00 PM through April 14, 2020.

As a precautionary measure for public health and safety, The Northeast Classic Car Museum will close temporarily to the public effective Tuesday, March 17th at 5:00 PM through April 14, 2020. The NECCM Office staff will continue working during the temporary closure.

03/16/2020

Northeast Classic Car Museum to Close Temporarily - Effective March 17 at 5:00 PM through April 14, 2020.

As a precautionary measure for public health and safety, The Northeast Classic Car Museum will close temporarily to the public effective Tuesday, March 17th at 5:00 PM through April 14, 2020. The NECCM Office staff will continue working during the temporary closure.

03/13/2020

The decision has been made to cancel the Spring Melt Diecast Model Toy Show & Sale at the Northeast Classic Car Museum on Saturday April 11, 2020.

03/12/2020
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The Northeast Classic Car Museum is postponing its Boots & Bumpers Classic Country Dance that was scheduled for Friday, April 17, 2020, to a later date due to a scheduling conflict. We will keep everyone posted when a future date is set.

03/12/2020

The Northeast Classic Car Museum is postponing its Boots & Bumpers Classic Country Dance that was scheduled for Friday, April 17, 2020, to a later date due to a scheduling conflict. We will keep everyone posted when a future date is set.

Stop and revisit the 1970s here at the Northeast Classic Car Museum this weekend. Our feature exhibit, “Those 70s Cars” ...
03/11/2020

Stop and revisit the 1970s here at the Northeast Classic Car Museum this weekend. Our feature exhibit, “Those 70s Cars” will only be on exhibit for a short time longer so do not miss out. The museum, at 24 Rexford St, Norwich, NY, will be open daily 9 am to 5 pm.

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03/10/2020

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Looking for a nice place to park your aircraft? Choose Lt Warren E. Eaton Airport!

We currently have one vacant 40' wide T-Hangar. Rent is $210.00 per month. Looking for a little wider, newer T-Hangar? Get on our waiting list for the 42' wide T-Hangars. Rent is $225.00 per month.

What do we have to offer? Competitive pricing on 100LL, close proximity to The Canasawacta Country Club and of course the Northeast Classic Car Museum!

Interested? Call us at (607) 334-9430.

03/10/2020
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Look who came and visited the museum again. It was nice to have him here.

Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich, New York is a must see collection

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24 Rexford St
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The largest car museum in the Northeast! Over 200 cars, trucks & motorcycles on display! The museum is all one level and wheelchair accessible. It is over 89,000 square feet of re-purposed factory buildings all connected and climate controlled. We opened in 1997 with a collection of 45 pre-war cars on loan from George Staley. Now 21 years later, we have grown and continue to bring visitors to Norwich from all over the World!

Current exhibits include the Pre-war era, Post-War Era, the largest private collection of Franklins, motorcycles, military engines and Cars Made in New York State. Special exhibit through April 2019 - Trucks at Work, delivery and work trucks such as International, Diamond T and Divco to name a few. This part of the museum is changed out in May with a new themed display. You will enjoy vintage clothing displayed throughout the galleries showing the attire for that period. You can take a rest and watch one of the videos playing about George Staley and his cars, the Cars made in NY and the Staley Collection. Parking is free and lots are in the front and around the corner on State Street. Plenty of room for buses, RV’s and events. We have an Event room you can rent for up to 300 people. We have hosted Wedding receptions, family and class reunions, baby showers, dances, casino nights, corporate events, and classes. Scooters available at no charge and plenty of seating areas to rest as you go through. Allow yourself at least 1.5-2 hours to see it all! Open 7 days a week from 9 am-5 pm. Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving & Christmas.

We are a non-profit 501(c)3. The Museum offers membership, which allows you access to the museum all year at no admission charge, as well as invitation to special member events and discounts. Our paid staff is small, and our Volunteer staff is critical to the operation of the museum. If you would like to have fun and meet people from all over the country and the world, you can volunteer with us too! We are always looking for Guides and Cashiers and you don’t have to have any car knowledge, we will teach you. Volunteering is a great way to earn a membership for your self and your family! Check out our website at classiccarmuseum.org for more information under the contact us tab. We hope to see you soon!

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THE NORTHEAST CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM IS THE COOLEST PLACE TO BE ON EARTH NO MATTER WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😀
THE NORTHEAST CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM IS THE COOLEST PLACE ON EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😀
I LOVE THE NORTHEAST CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO EVERY ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😀
Any new events coming up ?
I am excited to win my dream car hubby promised me
My wife and I came this past Saturday and I was just in total awe...This place is fantastic...and so clean and well maintained....I cannot wait to bring my grandson and granddaughter to this beautiful establishment.. Thank you for all the hard work you do and for providing so much information regarding your displays...Thank you....
I'm here visiting from Pittsburgh and will be spending the day at the museum tomorrow. Highlight of my trip !!
Northeast Classic Car Museum you're on the map of automotive museums to visit in the US!